TUCSON, Ariz. – U.S. Customs and Border Protection officials announced today that the vehicle Secure Electronic Network for Travelers Rapid Inspection (SENTRI) lane at the Port of Nogales’s DeConcini crossing will now be open from 6 a.m. until midnight, on weekends, starting Friday, Dec. 23.
“We are extending the operating hours for the SENTRI lanes at the DeConcini crossing to enhance the trusted traveler’s border crossing experience. Additionally, we are hopeful that others will notice the benefits and be encouraged to apply for the Trusted Traveler Program,” said Joe Agosttini, Acting Port Director.
Previously, the SENTRI vehicle lane was open 6 a.m. until 10 p.m., seven days a week.
SENTRI is a U.S. Customs and Border Protection program that allows expedited clearance for pre-approved, low-risk travelers upon arrival in the United States. Participants may enter the United States by using dedicated primary lanes into the United States at Southern land border ports. Travelers must be pre-approved for the SENTRI program. All applicants undergo a rigorous background check and in-person interview before enrollment. Interested parties may visit the Trusted Traveler Programs website to apply.
Travelers may also consult the CBP website to monitor border wait times. Information is updated hourly and is useful in planning trips and identifying periods of light usage and or shorter waits.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection is the unified border agency within the Department of Homeland Security charged with the management, control and protection of our nation's borders at and between the official ports of entry. CBP is charged with keeping terrorists and terrorist weapons out of the country while enforcing hundreds of U.S. laws.